When at Origins will you be in “artists alley” or similar That is available to meet fans, etc
Harold Shindel - Columbus, OH
I’ll probably be at a special guest signing area that Origins has – not sure of what times, but I’ll be there at least once a day.
I should also have some signings at the Steve Jackson Games booth.
Not sure of times, but times should be posted, once there!
I won’t have an artists’ alley booth, I fear. I’ll just be hanging around like a total namer-do-well!
I want to start by saying that I am a huge fan if your work. Munchkin and Dork Tower are some of my most favorite geeky pleasures. So much so that my daughter had caught the bug and recently asked to go to a comic book store for the first time so she could buy a Dork Tower comic. I love that she wants to explore geekdom through your eyes.
Recently though I read the “don’t be this guy” comic and was saddened because I know that she’s going to ask me what OMFG means. I understand that an occassional “bad ass bandana” is a part of geek humor. I was just excited that your comic was once source of entertainment that I thought she could view without supervision.
Please recognize that this is in no way meant to upset you or make you change your style. I just ask that if you can’t say it in a PG movie, that recognize that there are kids readijg too and that you try to avoid it. Your clean humor is enough to keep us all laughing.
Forever a fan,
Thanks so much for writing.
He’s saying “Oh My Freaking Goodness,” right?
Not to downplay your concerns, and I do keep these things in mind, but these days, even the marvelous kids’ show Peg + Cat uses “OMG” on a regular basis.
The extra “F” was added deliberately with this particular character, because he’s a jerk. He’s an angry and inappropriate, a total douche. But don’t expect to see anything stronger. And I’m not sure I’d have anyone else in the strip use this.
It’s a fine line to balance, and I may get it wrong from time to time, or indeed frequently, and I may have done so here. Rest assured I don’t try to shock for shock’s sake.
I really appreciate you taking the time to write. I understand and appreciate your concerns, and I’ll definitely take them into account as I go on.
PS: Given the above, I thought you’d appreciate this, from last night.
First off, are you trolling us with “Best. Dad. Evar”? If so, well done sir. If not, my advice…dude, let it go. Just as the original trilogy was made for our age group (I’m 44 years old), the prequels were made for the kids, not older geeks like us. I work in a public library and I can assure you LOTS of younger fans really enjoy the newer Star Wars stuff (prequels, Clone Wars, etc.). Also, I can’t help but wonder if you might end up hating Episode VII since that one is going to be for the kids as well. I don’t want to come off as all thin-skinned. Heck, maybe I’m just jealous you got to hang with Wil Wheaton. But, isn’t 15 years of prequel-inspired snark enough already? Take care and keep up the stellar work.
P.S. Please, please, please – don’t do anything implying Leo Dicaprio should have been cast as Anakin. That just crosses a line.
Corey Goettsche, Lincoln, NE
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